Four years of Silence, then a Offensive: Shortly before the parliamentary elections in Israel on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave at the weekend, a series of Interviews of consultants in a "flash". Netanyahu, the traditional media in the election campaign, avoiding free times and dear on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, wants to mobilise as early as 2015, immediately prior to the date the potential voters of right – wing nationalist Likud.
On Saturday evening, he announced nothing less than the annexation of those territories in the West Bank, where Jewish settlements are located. He was elected, "I will not vacate a single settlement. And I will of course ensure that we are in control of the territory West of the Jordan river," Netanyahu said. He spoke for the first Time, that he wanted to extend the "sovereignty" there. "It will create not a Palestinian state, that will not happen."
400'000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank
Israel had conquered the West Bank in 1967 from Jordan. The occupied territories should be according to the Oslo-agreement the core of a Palestinian state. In the meantime, approximately 400,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank, you have Judea and Samaria. In total, there are around 200 settlements, some of which are even from Israel so far as the illegal Outpost was considered.
Netanyahu is considerably more than in most of the polls in front of him reclining Challenger Benny Gantz. The don't want only "settlement blocks". "I'm not in blocks to distinguish between Settlements or isolated settlements. From my point of view every settlement in Israel," said Netanyahu. He will not uproot a single Person "" and not have "the intention to hand over to the Palestinians Israel's heartland".
He referred also to the Situation in the Gaza strip, Israel, in 2005, vacated and where, in 2007, the radical Islamic Hamas had taken Power with violence. "We have seen what we have to get to a withdrawal from the Gaza strip," said Netanyahu. In the event of a further withdrawal "Gaza was the fear of stripes in Judea and Samaria".
Trumps an election gift to Netanyahu
Quite unexpectedly, the Initiative of the Prime Minister is not coming. After the signing of a decree to the Golan heights through U.S. President Donald Trump had been expected to take the initiative. Netanyahu said he had reached that Trump recognize the Golan heights as Israeli territory. Now he wants to move on "to the next Phase in the Israeli sovereignty on the West Bank land to expand". Israel had conquered the Golan heights, also in the six-day war in 1967, Syria, and in 1981 annexed.
so Far, Netanyahu was shied away from the attempt of annexation of the West Bank. The NGO Jesch Din on led on the weekend, alone, in the previous legislative period, 25 requests for the annexation of at least part of areas in the Knesset introduced. But none of these legislative initiatives was decided. Trumps a one-sided step was interpreted as an election gift to Netanyahu, and by all the EU States and the Arab League as a violation of international law condemned.
Jonathan Rynhold, a Professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan University, interpreted Netanyahu's announcement as an attempt of mobilizing Voters in the election campaign, the finale: "Netanyahu is trying to win voters from the right bearing for the Likud. He looks at the polls and sees that the right-hand Block is larger than the other. He need not Worry. But he wants the Likud is the largest party."
Gantz, nevertheless, Netanyahu win
Because in most of the surveys could Gantz, with its blue-and-white Alliance in the front. However, it is universally predicted that the right stock can more than occupy half of the 120 Seats Knesset, and thus the better chance of forming a coalition. The mandate to form a government, President Reuven Rivlin awards. Previously, it was Tradition to entrust first of all, those politicians with the mandate, whose party has the most votes.
"Netanyahu is paranoid that the President is, as the First questions to form a coalition. Therefore, he wants to be with his Likud in the front," explains the political scientist Rynhold. Netanyahu aims primarily to voters of the former defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has caused his withdrawal from the coalition to the early election date.
The nationalist party "Our house Israel" is fighting to skip the hurdle of 3.25 percent will re-enter in the Knesset. "If this party manages to cross the threshold, you get four seats at least. If this is not successful, then these voters to land votes in the trash. Netanyahu wants to convince voters to vote for the sake of safety for him."
Trend in the direction of Netanyahu
Also, the previous education Minister, Naftali Bennett, the commencement of the New party's rights, calls for the annexation of Parts of the West Bank. The party identity of Moshe Feiglin is trying to push a one-state-solution and the Palestinians to emigrate. Feiglins party, which all the coalition options open, could give the government the rash. Also the party of Finance Minister Moshe Kachlon is struggling to re-enter Parliament.
With 47 parties, so many to compete as never before. According to the polls until 14 may to make the leap in the Knesset. According to the political scientist Rynhold, it will be "at least eleven". Their number will decide on the coalition options.
Rynhold predicts that Netanyahu will head for the fifth Time in a government. "The likelihood that Netanyahu will win in the end, is great, because the Trend in his direction. However, it will be difficult for him to stay longer than a year," says Rynhold cases, with a view to impending charges in the three corruption. "Unless the law changes position, what is not impossible." One of the possible right-wing coalition partner, has already announced support for the Plan, to give Netanyahu immunity. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 07.04.2019, 18:14 PM